Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

Biodiversity Research Institute

Come to Brazil and learn more about Biodiversity & the Environment!

Iporanga, Brazil
The Biodiversity Research Institute is a nonprofit NGO that develops biodiversity research and environmental education programs for the purpose of ecological conservation.
Animals Education Environment
Accommodation

YAAPHA (YOUTH IN ACTION AGAINST POVERTY AND HIV/AIDS) is a non profit organization working in Tanzania main land.Established in 2010 and got registered in July 2011. YAAPHA operates in Kilimanjaro, Tabora and Kigoma Regions.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

Un poco del Chocó

Gualea-Quito, Ecuador
Un poco del Chocó is a private nature reserve and biological station in the montane rainforest of Northwest Ecuador.
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

7Elements Peru

Oxapampa, Peru
We are a non profit organization organizing service-service programs to connect young leaders from the Amazon and the western world
Agriculture Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

Colobus Conservation

Diani Beach, Kenya
Colobus Conservation Limited is a conservation organisation designed to promote the conservation, preservation and protection of primates like the nationally threatened Angolan colobus monkey (Colobus angolensis palliatus) and its coastal forest habitat in south eastern Kenya.
Environment
Accommodation Meals

Botumsakor Community Development Organization (BCDO)

Thmor Sor (Khum Thma Sa for googlemaps), Cambodia
We are a non-profit organization running an English school in rural Cambodia
Education Environment Development
Accommodation Meals

La Gran Vista Agroecological Farm

Repunta Daniel Flores, Costa Rica
Background of the Organization:

Finca La Gran Vista was established on January 16, 2001, as a non-profit project with the aim of spreading awareness of environmentally sustainable agricultural methods to other farmers in the region. It is intended to provide an example for other farms .
Agriculture Animals Education
Accommodation Meals

We are a group of like minded people who believes in the
Childcare Education Environment
Accommodation Meals

Amatsiko Organisation

Kampala, Uganda, Uganda
We are a community based Organisation (CBO) that supports and empowers disadvantaged children and their families
Agriculture Childcare Education
Accommodation Meals

KIDO Foundation

Carriacou, Grenada
Our local not-for-profit organization established in 1995, monitors & protects critically endangered nesting sea turtles (Hawksbills & Leatherbacks) and their habitats, carries on youth environmental education and conservation practices and train turtle/nature local guides
Animals Education Environment
Accommodation

Volunteer Abroad for the Environment

It’s true that there are many ways to make an impact on the environment daily.  We can become more eco-conscious, make sustainable choices, and more. Choosing to volunteer in environmental projects abroad has its own unique benefits - the first being that you can actually be a part of a change that affects both a cause you believe in AND yourself. 

Where Should you start?

If you’re eager to venture off and look for environmental volunteer opportunities, the best place to start is by taking into account that the world of ecological, green, and environmental volunteering is extremely vast. That’s why researching the different environmental volunteering opportunities offered by organizations across regions and countries has a clear-cut benefit down the road. Organizations and projects focus on restoration, conservation, revegetation, and education; while activities will range from getting your hands dirty (literally speaking - planting a tree isn’t the cleanest job) to conceptualizing the best cleaning campaign ever thought of. 

3 Steps to find your environmental volunteering opportunities 

First, mark down the parts of the world you’d be excited to visit - Southeast Asia, Africa, South America - opportunities can be easily found everywhere.

Then, consider the fields of activity you would like to participate in. Whether it’s marine life or amazon rainforests; if you’re an eager diver or an avid climber, you will surely succeed in matching between the field and your passion. Once you’ve found that there’s an operation up and running in the settings you’re after (try and avoid looking for a reforestation organization around the Namibian Desert, for example) focus on the activity of specific organizations, and add to that the skills you are looking to contribute. For example, many activities in the field of environmental volunteering touch upon education and community engagement, leadership skills, analytical skills, and social media skills. If you’re looking for some more groundwork there are many organizations that focus on conservation and development.   

Now, there you have it! - Decide where you want to travel, what you want to focus on, and the skills you have to offer, and you’ll be ready to change the world in no time! Go greenie!